Dec 23, 2009 7:33pm
7/21/74 @ the Hollywood Bowl on a 90 degree LA day - the whole second set. Listen and be amazed. There was nothing like them ever.
10/18/74 Winterland - Second set coming out of Seastones. Jam>DS>Dew. Not a dry eye in the house.
10/19/74 - The first set Eyes and the second set Sugar Mag sandwich. Plus they were going away!
7/18/76 SF Orpheum. I'm partial to this day: Lazy Lightning>Supplication>Let It Grow>Drums>Let It Grow>Wharf Rat>The Other One>St. Stephen>Not Fade Away>St. Stephen>The Wheel>The Other One>Stella Blue. William Tell did not come up to me and say hello.
10/10/76 Oakland Stadium with the Who - my girlfriend and I drove up to Palo Alto to visit friends and we ended up going to both shows. The Dead closed on the 9th and we thought it was just ok plus I'd never seen the Who before. Dead opened the next morning and blew everyone away from the first song. Then the Who came on and, when it became obvious after the first few songs that they were repeating the same show from yesterday, we all looked at each other, and left.
6/4/77 Forum and 6/7-9 Winterland: The whole fricken 6/9 show topped by the ungodly Help.
10/21/78 Winterland: Best of the series for me. Hamza El Din flowing into the Promised Land - a true mind fuck. Got My Mojo in the 2nd set. Again, William Tell did not stop by and say hello.
12/31 78 Winterland closing: I was living in Palo Alto and won in the goddamn lottery. My roommate didn't; on the other hand, he won for going the Last Waltz. Go figure. I'm thinking that the show wasn't that all great, except for the last set of intense sentiment. Really cool night. Costume party - Animal House>Blues Brothers Live>Dead>Breakfast. I was a great Groucho Marx! Wish I could find those photos after 30 some years.
TIFN - I was one lucky sob.